Seattle Communities Individual Assignment
My time is Capitol Hill was very worthwhile. I learned a lot about the Seattle transportation and how people’s lifestyles differ from that of where I come from. Navigating to Capitol Hill was quite easy. All you have to really do is get a big map of all the bus routes and find which one takes you directly to your desired destination. You can also just walk to a bus stop and look at the maps they have to see if there is a bus that goes towards your destination. With a Husky Card, there was no problem in paying for the bus ride however I can see how it would be easy to not be able to pay (because you need the exact amount that the ride costs). I would not be happy if I had to throw down 10 dollars for a 10 minute bus ride!
Capitol hill seemed to be a mainly Caucasian neighborhood. A few of the houses were extremely nice while others were run down. I would consider it a mid-class neighborhood. Luckily for our group, we went to Capitol Hill just a few days before Halloween so we got to enjoy all of the decorations (at least I hope they were decorations). The people that we talked to in the community did not hesitate at all to talk to us for a while and they were engaged in the conversation and really wanted to give us all the information they could.
In comparison to where I grew up, Capitol Hill seemed a lot more like an actual neighborhood. For me, I can make it to the main part of the city in about one minute from my house while in Capitol Hill it seemed like I was pretty far from the main part of Seattle, even though I really wasn’t. Both my home and Capitol Hill have a park in the middle of the neighborhood and there seemed to be a lot more restaurants and cafes than in my neighborhood. The houses in Capitol Hill were a lot closer together than in my neighborhood and this could have been why I felt like Capitol Hill was more like a community rather than just a place to live.
To be honest, I don’t really think I...